Lorne Ladies lose last game of the sea­son

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE GREEN army set off bright and early at 7am for the sec­ond time this sea­son to take on An­nan War­riors away in their fi­nal league game of the sea­son.

Trav­el­ling with a strong squad of 15 play­ers, the team were ex­cited to get their fi­nal match un­der­way and with one game apiece to these two teams this sea­son there was ev­ery­thing to play for. The win­ners of this game were set to take sec­ond place in the league. An­nan fielded a squad of 20, leav­ing them with more en­ergy in the bank as the game played out.

In terms of pos­ses­sion, the Oban ladies were to dom­i­nate the game right from the off, spend­ing the ma­jor­ity of the match in their op­po­si­tion’s half of the pitch.

Un­for­tu­nately, their re­lent­less at­tack was not to be awarded with any points on the board in the first half. As hap­pened in their pre­vi­ous meet­ing with An­nan, de­fen­sive er­rors and missed tack­les from be­ing slow to warm up af­ter the long jour­ney al­lowed An­nan’s speedy winger through to score.

This was the na­ture of all of An­nan’s tries, with a speedy run­ner mak­ing a break through gaps in the Oban line, even­tu­ally rack­ing up three tries in the first half to Oban’s zero.

Two min­utes be­fore the half­time whis­tle, An­nan’s stand off was sin binned for re­peated of­fences, in­clud­ing high tack­les and hands in the ruck, but Oban re­mained well dis­ci­plined through­out the match de­spite the high level of ten­sion caused by these pro­vok­ing at­tacks. ed cap­tain Camilla Leslie.

The team wish her all the best and would like to thank her for her com­mit­ment and hard work over the past few years as their leader. Hope­fully she still has many years as a player on the team ahead of her. They would also like to thank Mrs Ste­wart for driv­ing the minibus to al­low them to ful­fil their fi­nal fix­ture, as well as all of their loyal sup­port­ers who made the long jour­ney to cheer them on.

Sun­day’s re­sult means Oban fin­ish third in the BT Women’s Na­tional League Divi­sion 2, where they will stay for the fol­low­ing sea­son, which will start af­ter the sum­mer.

In the mean­time, they are very much look­ing for­ward to the fun of sevens and beach rugby tour­na­ments dur­ing the sum­mer months ahead and this is a great time for any new play­ers to come and learn the ba­sics of rugby as well as ex­pe­ri­ence the so­cial side of the game.

The ladies train at Glen­cruit­ten pitches ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs- day evening from 6-7pm and more in­for­ma­tion can be found on their Face­book page ‘Oban Lorne Ladies Rugby Club’.

Photo: Stephen Law­son

De­spite los­ing their last game Oban Lorne Ladies have had a successful sea­son.

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